|Could be just that she has an empty stomach, they will vomit up a frothy bile stuff. Try giving her a bit of water, just a bit at a time for now.
It also wouldn't hurt to call the shelter and ask their vet's advice.
|A lot of time anesthesia can make them sick. I don't believe you are supposed to feed the night they get home either. It's a shame she has to got through the spay and learning her new surroundings the same day. I hope she gets better soon and I'm sure she'll be happy in a few days!|
|Well my puppy got up to drink water but she is back in her bed and she keeps groaning. I am still concerned about her vommiting but she has not done it anymore I am starting to think it could have been that 30 min ride home after getting her spayed. I know this may sound crazy but I have only had her 5 hrs and already care and love her. Her name is Millie. Thanks to the one's who replyed about my baby and helping me I was ans am still scared I will keep you guys updated! Thanks again|
|I've been through this 7 times with my dogs. Most times the day of surgery is toughest on both dog and human. If she vomited just once, I agree it's probably just the empty stomach and anesthesia side effects. Mine were pretty groggy most of the afternoon and a little whiny by that evening. I always slept with them that first night. We fed a light meal that evening too but it depends on the instructions they sent you home with. We also started out giving little pieces of ice.
I'm not sure how old you baby is but often they feel MUCH better the next day. All of mine were spayed by 6 months though... maybe your girl is older. In fact they acted like nothing had happened by the next morning. Then the fun begins in trying to keep them calm so they heal properly.
If you're concerned, give the vet or shelter that did the surgery a call to ease your mind. With ours, they came home with instructions for no stairs and to keep them calm for 2 weeks post surgery.
Good luck to you and thanks for adopting a homeless dog.
|Doesnt sound crazy AT ALL!!!|
|We got our girl spayed when she was 5 years old. She seemed to be in a LOT of pain following the surgery. We ended up having to give her some pain meds for a few days. If she's really moaning, then it's a good chance that she needs them. Also watch out that she doesn't try to get to her incision. If you see her licking or biting that area go to your nearest pet supply store & get an Elizabethan Collar.|
|She seems very thirsy I dont want to give her too much but she like wines if I wont give it to her what should I do?|
|Can you call your vet/pound and ask them. If your pound/rescue is closed, you can call any clinic
I don't believe they're supposed to drink a lot of water when they come back from surgery. That's what they told me. Just a little bit, and if they aren't throwing up, then I can proceed to give them a little more and just a few kibbles.
|I would only give her a little water at a time. Not sure how big she is but if she's sheepdog size maybe 4-6 oz. every hour? Make sure you let her outside if she's drinking so much. Did they give you any instructions where she was spayed? Usually they tell you about how much to feed/drink.
Also, please feel free to join as a member here!! You don't have to own a sheepdog to belong... We even have one member who only has a pony!
|Hello it's me I joined!!|
Oh you all are so helpful and so nice I think I have never been to any other board and them be so nice to me... She has not vomited since about 5 pm cst. She was even trying to sneak out of her doggy bed to the water bowl I picked it up only because I dont want to over do it on the water. She is only 4 months old and weights about 11 plbs. The instructions say nothing about the water just the food. I am feeling a bit better but am still worried I guess I will feel better when I see her up and moving even though I wont excpect it tonight. Thanks everyone
|Welcome! Tell us more about your pup! What breed is she?|
|My baby is a Chihuahua I know I know but you guys are the only nice ones who answer my questions about my Millie. I got her because my husband is in Bagdad Iraq and I was lonely....But she will keep me good company I can already tell!|
|My lil Millie has diarrhea is that okay??? I took her outside potty she seems to feel a bit better... Maybe cause of the same thing she may have had an empty stomach.|
|I work with basset rescue too. Almost all the dogs that are in transit, leaving a home, and other big transitions get diarrhea. Then add surgery, like for your dog, and she is sure to be sick for a day or 2. If the loose stools continue, make sure she is getting enough to drink to prevent dehydration. The easist way to tell is by checking the color of her urine. If is getting dark orange or even brownish, she is too dry. It takes several hours after drinking for the urine color to lighten.
I think you have a great reason for getting her. Dogs are wonderful company.
|I'm just curious.. it's great to be worried, and you seem to care a lot about your dog, so why not call a vet? Their advice would reassure me more than asking us, especially since you're new on this board? We have some great people here who know a lot, more than some vets, but I would combine it with professional info/advice.
Calling to ask a question is free.
|Okay sorry I guess all my questions got to you I didnt mean to bother. Thanks|
|No, that's not what I said at all.
Just as a parent of a two-legged or four legged... my first response to anything bad or worrisome is to always call the doctor. Then resort to alternative answers. I say that to anyone who seems VERY worried about their animal on all the boards I post on ...and I have posted that on here several times.
|Yes, and if the diarrhea continues it could be some kind of parasite or worms which is common in puppies in general, I would think more so from a shelter. I don't think it would hurt for you to get a good work up of your pup.
Welcome to the forum!
|Okay well thanks I guess I am so concerned beacause I have never owned a dog in my life. I am happy to have her being that my Dh is in Iraq and I am lonely. Anyways sorry to bother. I think she is feeling much better and reading web-sites about spaying has helped me out a bit more.|
|I hope you and Millie have a quiet night, and she feels better. Let us know tomorrow how she feels.|
|You are no bother to anyone. It is obvious that you fell in love with the pup. Hope she gets better soon and glad that you will have company while your DH is in Iraq. Big Hugs to you and hope the little one gets better soon.|
|I'm sorry you are lonely.
Maybe you should try contacting your key caller (the person designated to call you to give you updated information about your husband) or the COL or NCOIC's wife and ask them about different support programs. There are many things spouses of deployed soldiers can get help for and support. There's also the Family Life Counselor which can be found at the chapel on post. What you tell them stays confidential and does not get back to your husband or his unit.
There should be a family support center as well on post that has many booklets and stuff you can do to keep you happy.
Getting involved in your FRG also keeps you from going nuts since they are supposed to have monthly meetings or get-togethers...
There's a place on the internet called thenest.com (go to TALK at the top of the website, then look for military brides link)
They have a great board for military wives, and most of them have had or have a husband deployed. Many times you will find a wife who is deployed from the same town as you. I went there when my husband was stationed in TX, and I met many wives at the same base, AND had husbands deployed WITH my husband that KNEW him. Great place.
|Aww thanks so much I know my lil pup will be alot of company to me I am here in Tx now so I will look up that information. I can only imagen what it will be like when I have a child... Oh I dont even want to think about it if I am allready a woory bug about Millie. Thanks for all the support and evryone helping Millie and I. Well I am going to go to sleep good night everyone and I will update you in the morning. Hugs from Millie and I.|
|Welcome! Thank you for rescuing Millie.
I hope she is feeling better tomorrow.
My females that I have had spayed all seemed to be a bit mopey for at least two days after surgery.
|Welcome to the forum!!Is your new baby feeling better??I am a little late but when my yellow lab was spayed (at 6mos) she threw up and threw up!! Yellow stuff and hung her head and looked so pitifull...We gave her an ice cube or two and by the next day she felt better. That was 9 years ago. Keep us posted how things are going with you and your Millie.|
|I hope you and Millie had a good rest. Since you are military, is there a base vet? Get an appointment for stitch removal if she has the type that need to be removed, or just an appointment within the next 2 weeks. Pound puppies need a good going over including blood tests and stool tests. Texas is ripe with all sorts of yucking things for dogs. These intial times with your pup are somewhat expensive, but once she checks out healthy, you'll only have to worry about preventatives. A vet will discuss these with you.
As for her getting after her stitiches, putting a t-shirt on her helps. For a tiny chihuahua perhaps you could devise something or visit a dollar store for newborn baby t-shirt. For my girls, I ended up putting the t-shirt on backwards...over the back legs for the lower belly was protected. A safety pin over the back gathers the extra or just slit the t-shirt a bit and tie a knot.
Another thought is to wrap something bulky around her neck so she can't turn her head and get to the stitches......which is what an e-collar or Elizabethan collar does.
Today you can reintroduce food, you might want to start with a bit of rice and cooked meat. For a Chihuahua that can't be very much at all
I'm used to dogs over 100 lbs, so thinking small is difficult.
|ooooooooh, if you're looking for nice dog shirts for DIRT cheap, dog.com has them! I bought 6 pjs and pajamas for my 6 lb dog for $3.99-4.99 a month ago.|
She is only 4 months old and weights about 11 plbs.
This is quite big for a Chi, so I am assuming she is a mix. Just remember to put food and water etc into the proper perspective...size-wise....We are not talking tiny, here, but small. Actually, she could end up being closer to 15-18 pounds when full grown.
Can you post pics? We'd love to see her!
|Update she is up and moving around today like nothing I have to keep putting her to bed because the vet said she still needs to rest until they take the stiches out in 10 days. Oh about her weight I was guessing 11plbs I am not very positive but a friend came over and said she looked like a mix. All I know is I love my baby girl Millie and I even slept on the floor last night next to her doggy bed so she will feel safe. I will post pics asap my cam is charging right now. Thanks everyone for being concerned about Millie oh and she even got up and ate her lil bowl of dog food.|
|That's great. Sounds like she's going to be okay!|
|Thats great to hear! Thank you for giving Millie such a loving home! I'm looking forward to photos...|
|She is feeling even a bit more better she has ate twice today and has gone out to potty about 5 times and it's cute when I leave the room she get's up to look for me. I promise her pic is coming soon I just feel lazy and I really dont want to snap pictures of her feeling like the way she does I rather do it when i can put a cute dress on her. Thanks everyone and lots of Doggy licks from Millie too|
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